The penultimate race should be contested by Spirit Of Coniston, Lujiana and RED CELL with vote going to the last of the trio. All three horses have course and distance form and it should pay to follow this trend. Spirit Of Coniston had a pleasing introduction without setting the world alight but he is a horse who needs a run under his belt to reach peak fitness. With Paul Pickard taking five off his back, his bold front running style could be seen to good effect. Lujiana has been in sparkling form all winter racking up three wins, one of which was under today's rider. He continues in good form but his claimers allowance will be needed as the handicapper seems to have him right now. The selection, Red Cell, will be big early prices and he may represent the value in the race. He has decent course and distance form to his name and under the promising Kelly Harrison should go well for each way backers.
Steel City Boy (IRE) 6-1 (8-1) Chased leaders, weakening when not much room inside final furlong, last of 7, 4 1/2l behind Lord Of The Reins (8-10) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Dispol Grand (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Held up in rear, switched left over 4f out, no danger from halfway, 6th of 8, 14l behind Noodles Blue Boy (9-4) at Newcastle 5f 3yo hcp (5) gf in Aug.
Spirit of Coniston 22-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, soon pushed along, ridden and hung left entering final 2f, soon weakened, 4th of 7, 8l behind Where's Reiley (9-4) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Mar.
Mayoman (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 12, 6l behind Loyal Royal (8-11) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Oct.
Lujiana 11-2 (9-0) Chased leaders 4f, 7th of 10, 3 1/2l behind La Capriosa (9-5) at Redcar 5f fll hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Trick Or Two 10-1 (9-0) Led, clear before halfway, headed inside final furlong, no extra when lost 2nd place towards finish, 3rd of 11, 2 1/2l behind La Capriosa (9-2) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Mar.
Fasliyanne (IRE) 9-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, under pressure before halfway, soon beaten, last of 5, 5l behind Spic 'n Span (8-12) at Southwell 5f sell stks (6) fbs in Feb.
Officer Mor (USA) 66-1 (7-11) Behind and outpaced, 7th of 11, 12l behind Lovely Thought (9-4) at Catterick 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Red Cell (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Went left start, held up, switched right after 2f soon outpaced, last of 9, 16l behind Mr Funshine (8-11) at Southwell 5f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs in Mar.
Sonhador 12-1 (9-2) Held up and behind, ridden and headway on outside over 1f out, never troubled leaders, 7th of 12, 5l behind Metropolitan Chief (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Mar.
Bertbrand 12-1 (9-2) Chased leaders over 4f, 6th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Metropolitan Chief (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Mar.
Fashion Icon (USA) 33-1 (8-0) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, headway 1f out, kept on to chase winner insde final furlong, always held, 2nd of 11, 2 1/4l behind La Capriosa (9-2) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Mar.
Rightcar Dominic 100-1 (8-8) Slowly into stride, always in rear, 11th of 14, 20l behind Angle Of Attack (8-11) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-50 (7) fbs in Dec.
Iron Max (IRE) 100-1 (8-4) Towards rear, weakened well over 1f out, 8th of 10, 13l behind Cavitie (8-11) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Mar.